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Women given the vote for the first time
- Reward for role in Resistance and sacrifices in wartime
- Another reflection of the decline of the power of the right in this period
Despite his enormous prestige, De Gaulle had no political party of his own.
When the 3 main parties (Communists, Socialists and MRP (left wing resistance party)) came together and drew up a new constitution with strong parliamentary powers, De Gaulle abruptly resigned!